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December 2019: Thank You for an Amazing 2019!
As we say goodbye to 2019, we would like to thank all our partners, donors, supporters and energypedia users for your continuous love, support, and encouragement in 2019! With your love and support, we implemented new projects, formed new partnerships and worked towards achieving universal access to free knowledge.
In 2019, we:
- celebrated 7 years of knowledge sharing
- grew from 8,949 to 9,894 registered users
- had on average 64,000 unique visitors per month
- hosted more than 4,700 energy articles
- conducted our biennial energypedia user survey 2019 and got valuable feedback
- launched webinar series on different topics such as: Sustainable Energy in Humanitarian Settings in collaboration with the ICRC and the UNITAR; Mini-grid Webinar Series 2019 in partnership with the HPNET and the WISIONS of Sustainability Initiative and Energy Access Webinar Series 2019 in collaboration with the ACCESS coalition
- launched the PMCC portal to document how municipalities in Mexico are exchanging knowledge on climate change. It was developed jointly with the GIZ
- joined as a media partner for different conferences and workshops
- represented energypedia in international conferences such as the COP25.
Thank you once again for a great 2019! As we move towards 2020, we invite you to be a part of our journey by partnering with us to with energypedia develop new knowledge products (webinars, databases, portals), donating to our initiatives or creating new articles on energypedia.
October 2019 Webinar: Powering Household and Community Lighting Needs in Humanitarian Settings
Which quality solar products are on the market for household use? How can humanitarian actors assess which lighting solutions for households and communities are needed? Presentations by Lighting Global and Oxfam will shed a light on these questions. In two case studies, Practical Action and Mercy Corps will share their experience from a community needs assessment in Rwanda, and from delivering quality solar products via distribution and market based approaches in Afghanistan.
When: 14 November, Thursday at 3:00 pm CET (check your local time)
Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6640996758069902604
This webinar is the third of the four-part webinar series “Sustainable Energy in Humanitarian Settings”. It is organized jointly by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), energypedia UG and United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The webinar series is a contribution to the Global Plan of Actionfor Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA).
October 2019 We Are Looking for New Funding and Cooperation Partners!
Do you like energypedia and the fact that all that knowledge is freely available to our 60,000 monthly readers? Do you think that to achieve SDG 7 experience exchange and south-south collaboration is needed? Support our work with a grant: Empower energy practitioners worldwide by fostering free knowledge, global collaboration and mutual learning on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and energy access!
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September 2019 PMCC Portal on Energypedia
Check out how municipalities in Mexico are exchanging knowledge on climate change (in Spanish). This interactive guide from GIZ includes the step by step process on how municipality in Jalisco, Mexico is addressing climate change issues. The portal also includes a blog where participants can document their experiences and consultants can answer any questions that might come up! First blog entries are already up. Everything is in Spanish, also an how-to-video and FAQs.
Check out this guide on energypedia! (If you are interested to get something similar, please do not hesitate to newsletter contact us!)
August 2019 Are You Next? Advertise on Energypedia
Thanks to RENAC advertising their training courses on energypedia, we can continue to make energypedia free of cost for all of you. RENAC is one of the leading international providers for training and capacity building on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Over 60,000 unique visitors per month view this ad shown on the right side of each page on energypedia. If you are interested in supporting energypedia and want to reach your target group starting in October, please contact us. For more information, please refer to advertisements on energypedia.
July 2019 T-shirts
Enjoy this summer with our cool and fair-trade energypedia T-shirts! These T-shirts are available in 3 colors: blue (women), grey (men) and pinkish red (children). Revenues from the T-shirt sale will go towards funding the energypedia platform.
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June 2019 French Version of Solar Power Irrigation Toolbox
The Solar Power Irrigation Toolbox (SPIS) is now available in French. Check out the toolbox for informative modules and user-friendly tools (calculations sheets, checklists, guidelines) on solar irrigation.
The toolbox is developed by the GIZ in collaboration with the FAO, under the global initiative Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). It is hosted freely on energypedia.
June 2019 Webinar on Mini-grid Financing
This webinar “Mini-Grid Financing: Enabling the Role of Local Banks” will feature banks and financing specialists from South and Southeast Asia who have enabled local banks and local developers in the region to make financing available for small-scale hydro mini-grids. It is the 2nd in a series of four webinars. Read more…
May 2019 Webinar Series: Sustainable Energy in Humanitarian Settings
This four-part webinar series will focus on humanitarian energy issues to raise awareness and spread knowledge about different technologies, best practices, and impacts. State of Play: Sustainable Energy in Humanitarian Settings - The first webinar of the series will provide a comprehensive picture of what kind of solutions exist in the humanitarian sector and how the humanitarian system works.Watch the recording…
April 2019: Webinar on Energy Access: The Role of Civil Society in the Area of Productive Uses
This webinar will focus on the productive uses of energy (PUE) and the role of Civil Society Organizations in promoting PUE. Two case studies will highlight experiences from Kenya: milling/ice-making and briquettes manufacturing. ACCESS Coalition will also present its strategy for 2019-2021. Read more…
7th Year Anniversary of Energypedia
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March 2019: Mini-grid Webinar Series 2019
As a follow up to the Mini-grid Webinar Series 2017, this webinar series will shed lights on the reliability, sustainability, financing, and planning for scalability of micro-hydro power. Mini-Grid Reliability: The Role of Training Centers for Micro/Mini Hydropower – First in the series, this webinar will feature training centers and the people behind them who provide local capacity building for the development, operation, and maintenance of community-based micro-hydro projects. Watch the recording…
Join us for a twitter chat on efficient agricultural technology along with our partners, Efficiency for Access Coalition, Powering Agriculture and Shell Foundation. We will discuss about agriculture technology (AgTech) suitable for off- and weak-grid settings. #EfficiencyforAgTech&src=typd Use the #AgTechChat and #EfficiencyforAgTech to join the chat. Date: 28 March at 2:30 pm CST.
February 2019: Response to the "Electricity does not change poor lives as much as was thought" article by The Economist
In February 2019, the Economist published an article titled, ”Electricity does not change poor lives as much as was thought”. According to this article, there is not enough evidence of how electricity impacts the lives of poor people in order to justify that countries “spend a lot of scarce cash” to foster energy access today. We have compiled the relevant responses to this article. Please feel free to add your response as well! Read more...
February 2019: Solar Cooling Do It Yourself – Technical Training and Promotion Conference
This conference aims to bring together local companies, entrepreneurs and students and train them to design, produce and pilot small and medium scale solar cooling systems. It provides 3 hands-on experiences for customizing the solar cooling units based on requirements of the final users.
'►Registration Deadline: 3 March ►Duration: 18-22 March '►Browse through the program
January 2019 Solar Power Irrigation Toolbox in Spanish Version
The Solar Power Irrigation Toolbox (SPIS) is now available in Spanish. Check out the toolbox for informative modules and user-friendly tools (calculations sheets, checklists, guidelines) on solar irrigation. The toolbox is developed by the GIZ in collaboration with the FAO, under the global initiative Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). It is hosted freely on energypedia.►Link to the Toolbox
January 2019 Energypedia Joins the Efficiency for Access Coalition
Energypedia has recently joined the Efficiency for Access coalition. This coalition works towards promoting energy efficiency as a potent catalyst in global clean energy access efforts. We look forward to working with the coalition on different projects.
December 2018 Energypedia at COP24
This year, energypedia was admitted to the Conference of Parties (COP) 24 as an official observer organization. We not only attended the COP but also had a booth at the exhibition area to showcase our approach. We shared the booth with GERES and Abibimman Foundation.
It was an amazing opportunity to meet so many energypedians at the event and we thank you for all your valuable feedback. We will definitely incorporate them into our work.
Click hereto read more about COP24 and the major outcomes.
November 2018 Second s-@ccess Conference
The s-@ccess conference was a great success in Mallorca! The 135 participants from 37 countries enjoyed the very good balance of complementary topics related to energy access. The Innovation Lab kick-stared the discussion, while the ESMAP side event rounded up the discussion about scaling mini-grids. We are looking forward to the 3rd edition again in Mallorca in Spring 2020!
November 2018 Sample Questionnaires on energypedia
Are you looking for sample questions? Do you want to share your questionnaires on energy issues with other people? Check out the Questionnaire page to access all sample questionnaires grouped by technology. To add yours to this page, simply upload it to energypedia and categorize it as "Questionnaires / Interviews" and the relevant technology. Read more...
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